It takes a lot of faith to believe in something that’s as detached from reality as manmade global warming. The evidence has already shown that atmospheric carbon dioxide doesn’t make the planet warmer. It’s been discussed time and time again that in spite of record carbon emissions in recent years, there’s been no correlating increase in global temperature.
Yet, in spite of all the evidence, liberals insist on believing that humans are making the planet heat up. They believe that in making the planet warm up at such alarming rates, dangerous weather events will become more commonplace and more extreme. I guess they have their 1st Amendment right to practice their religion as they see fit.
“Stronger storms. Deeper droughts. Longer wildfire seasons,” Obama said in a video address ahead of Earth Day. “The world’s top climate scientists are warning us that a changing climate already affects the air our kids breathe.”
Obama’s comments, however, come on reports that the number of tropical cyclones is at a 45-year low, the U.S. hasn’t had a major hurricane make landfall in the last decade and the number of reported wildfires are well below the 10-year average.
Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue reported last week that the 5-year running sum for tropical cyclones globally hit a 45-year low. Maue wrote that in “the pentad since 2006, Northern Hemisphere and global tropical cyclone ACE has decreased dramatically to the lowest levels since the late 1970s” and “the frequency of tropical cyclones has reached a historical low.”
While cyclones hit 45-year lows, the U.S. has not seen a category 3 or greater hurricane make landfall in nearly a decade. The last major hurricane to hit the U.S. was Hurricane Wilma in Oct. 2005.
“That puts us at 3460 days as of today, and when hurricane season starts June 1st… it will be 3507 days, or 9 years, 7 months, 8 days” since a major hurricane hit the U.S., writes meteorologist and noted science blogger Anthony Watts.
In places like Florida, the time between intense hurricanes making landfall has doubled from three to six years, according to Pielke’s research. This is despite rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide emissions, which climate scientists say are behind global warming in recent decades and causing weather to become more extreme.
And while it’s true that a couple regions experienced an increase in wildfires last year, namely the Pacific Northwest, the national average was still well below what was considered normal. And all that happened with record high carbon emissions.